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Old 04-27-2008, 08:12 PM   #141
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Hello everyone, My names Manny and I am from Houston,TX. I am driving a 2005 Red Ford Focus Zx4 w/ a 2.0 L. I bought it in January of 2005, I have not really done anything to it since I originally bought it for commuting purposes. I have long since made it my daily driver and just recently sold my truck and now the wife and I have a baby on the way and in stead of trading it in or whatever we have decided to have me mod it and just overall customize it the way I've wanted to for so long. I am looking for ideas and feedback.
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:22 AM   #142
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Hi everyone!

I'm Mokona from Michigan, another newbie... to this forum and a first time Ford owner. I just got a '05 Focus ZX3 SES. And I'm so in love!

It's immaculate and well loaded, except in the stereo department.. already looking to upgrade to something more ipod friendly. And obviously looking to do a few mods here and there.... I'm in awe of the work that is shown here.

I'm having a hard time deciphering the color though. Is it common to have a color that was only listed in a different year? My paint code appears to be S1, which was only listed in the '02 Focus paintcodes.

Well, I guess I'll go back to lurking now. :)
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Old 04-28-2008, 05:19 PM   #143
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Hello all,
I just purchased a new 2007 ZX3 S 5-Speed. I'm originally from East Texas, but I am in the Army and stationed at Fort Bragg, NC.

Bought the Focus to replace a Hyundai Elantra that I have had 3 wrecks in, and still wasn't totalled ($6,000 worth of damage this last time, and I only got $4,000 for it for trade. OUCH!!!). I wanted out of that car, and quick.

I've put over 160 miles (not including what was on the clock at the time of delivery) on my Focus (city miles) since Saturday afternoon. I just can't get enough of driving her. I'm thoroughly impressed with how fun she is to drive and the acceleration she has. I'm glad I didn't go with my brand X choice (clown car 4-door sedan from another of the big 3).

I found FF by Googleing Ford Focus Forum.

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Old 04-30-2008, 10:24 AM   #144
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Thumbs up Hello All!

I'm a newb to forums because of a few rude people elsewhere, but I love my Focus so I figured I would try again. I'm glad I did since I have already been helped here by some very nice and genuinely generous people.

I am on my 3rd Focus now after numerous trade-in's and have loved all of them.

A new '03 SE Silver (about 35k mi. before sold)
Used '05 SE Gold (about 35k mi. before sold)
New '05 ZXW SES Black (at about 35k mi.)

Only the black one remains and a newley purchased '05 Freestar Limited (for the 4 kids)

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Old 04-30-2008, 09:34 PM   #145
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I went to pick it up and I did not get it. It did not book out for my bank to finance it. It was only worth 7400 to them and the dealer took off as much as they could. Be careful with Capital One financing. They have very strict rules. If this were an automatic, it would have been able to be purchased due to the higher trade value. Crap!! sorry flor the false alarm. If your looking for a decent , loaded ZTS for about 8,000. it is at Tarbox Chrysler Jeep in Attleboro, MA. ( I ended up with a 2003 Pontiac Vibe)


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Hi, I will be picking up a 2004 Silver ZTS /5 MT tommorow. It has 65,000 miles on it and they were asking 9900 dollars but took 7800. It is the last day of the month so they got a little aggressive, but I think 7800 is probably what it should be. It is a fairly loaded one with six disc cd, leather (looks like vinyl- but they said its not) heated seats, moonroof, cruise, fog lights. I don't know if it has ABS, traction control or extra airbags. It drove nice but it has a low idle and low rpm issue which they are going to fix.

It has the 2.3 liter 145 HP engine, but I don't know if it is a Duratec or PZEV. It seems like a nice sporty car. Hope I didn't pay too much.

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Old 04-30-2008, 10:23 PM   #146
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^^^ I think you did OK on the price. I believe your engine is a PZEV Duratec, but don't quote me. Not real sure what the pre-2005 Duratecs actually were.

If your car has ABS, there is a dash idiot "ABS" light. Turn the key to the "ON" position and check that way. T/C also has a dash light. It looks like a tire and wheel with water drops behind it. There is also a button on the center console by the gear shift knob, This is the T/C off button.

If you have side impact air bags, there will be a tag on the upper part of the front seats that says "airbag".

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Old 05-02-2008, 10:44 AM   #147
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Talking Wasssup FF !!!!!!!!!!

Wassup FF it's Zorin

Here is my new 2008 Vapor Silver Sedan. It has the Charcoal cloth interior. I have a Auto transmission (yes I know it's a slushbox) Sync system; ABS; 6 disc cd changer; Siruis satellite radio; the drivers package with the leather wrapped steering wheel speed control and redundant audio controls. I dunno if you can see it or not but the car has meduim window tint.

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Old 05-03-2008, 02:05 AM   #148
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Hello

Here are some night pics

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Old 05-06-2008, 06:18 PM   #149
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Newbie Says Hello! and WHAT TO DO!?

sup fanatics! been snooping around the forum and classifieds for a little while now, thought it was time to finally join since i am about to be making a purchase this summer!!

im in a 07 black escape right now, but im needing to move to a focus, for fun and for economy. i have a couple options so i thought i would ask the opinions of the forum.

1.) 2008 SES black on black loaded -- i get A-plan pricing. so, roughly $16K or so after rebates. This is a smooth a$$ ride, but i will be left with no money for mods for a while

OR

2.) 2006 SES ZX3 SAP black on black loaded, 30K miles for $12K -- much more room for tuning, but less lifespan and i feel like the SAP kit might be a hinderence in winter (MIDWEST HERE). i love that body tho!

thanks for the 2 cents!! and i look forward for diving into the community
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:35 PM   #150
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theWorst here.... a.k.a. Ed...

Bought an 08 Black Coupe S .5 Speed.. got the hubcap and steelies and base model because of plans on moddin' it.. also i despised the chrome side decorations...

so far car is stock .. cept for the dealer debadge... waiting for the strut bar to come in from steeda.. and the k&n drop in to come in from AJ-USA..

i plan on painting the grille black(body color), leaving the blue oval alone, and tinting the headlights yellow with vinyl film... installing PIAA rally fog lights... dropping it around 2 "..adding the rear sway bar. and putting on Rota Slip Streams.. can't decide between black or bronze... catback exhaust is a must... and maybe tint the rears...upgrade clutch and flywheel.. i have an SAFC2 i may or may not install maybe just use as AF guage. i know i want Cobalt guages for OIl Temp and Water temp... maybe add voltmeter somewhere.. oh and optima red top... been using them for years and years.. and never failed me... why digress?

i also want to paint calipers black and change to SS brake lines when they come out.. maybe hawk pads and ebc rotors up front too.

i hope to have the car where i like it in a year or two...

i look foward to learning a lot, and contributing alot where able to the FF community...
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